A primary school teacher, Makasusi Sunusi, has been sentenced to life imprisonment by the Jigawa State High Court sitting in Kazaure on Wednesday for having unlawful carnal knowledge of a minor.
The prosecution counsel narrated that Sunusi, who was the victim’s teacher, lured the pupil and r*ped her in the school at Kazaure town on 4th February 2021.
He said the suspect was arrested and charged to court for the offence of r*pe punishable under the Jigawa State Penal Code Miscellaneous Amendment, 2014.
The prosecution presented five witnesses and tendered a medical report to prove its case.
Presiding Judge, Justice Hussaina Adamu Aliyu said the prosecution counsel had proved their case beyond reasonable doubt and therefore found the accused guilty of the offense.
She sentenced the defendant to life imprisonment for the offence of r*pe as prescribed by Section 3 of the Jigawa State Penal Code Miscellaneous Amendment, 2014.
Fire Razes Nasarawa Motor Park
According to the NaijaOnPoint Agency of Nigeria (NAN), the fire started on Friday night and lasted till the early hours of Saturday.
It took the personnel of the fire service in the state several hours to put out the fire.
Speaking on the incident, the State Coordinator of the fire service, Mrs Hanatu George, said they got a distress call on Friday night and responded immediately.
George, however, said that although no life was lost, an investigation has begun to ascertain the cause of the fire.
One of the victims of the fire disaster, Ejike Igwe, a car spare parts seller, said his entire shop was razed by the inferno.
Igwe, who said he could not quantify his goods lost to the fire disaster, appealed for assistance from spirited Nigerians.
2023: Obasanjo Turns Down PDP’s Request
The ex-president, who renounced his membership of the party in 2015, stated this when he received the PDP National Chairman, Iyorchia Ayu; and other stakeholders who paid him a visit on Saturday in Abeokuta, Ogun State.
According to sources, the visit was targeted at returning the former president to the opposition party ahead of the 2023 general elections.
But, Obasanjo, while addressing the stakeholders, said he had vowed to remain as a statesman. He, however, said PDP would always be part of his life.
He said, “I’m no longer in partisan politics and there is nothing that can bring back. Anybody who wants my advice, I will always be there in the best interest of Nigeria.
“Whatever I do in my own life…because I became president on the platform of PDP, PDP will continue to be part of my life.
“Since the day I tore my PDP card, that was the day I ceased to be a member of PDP. That day I vowed not to be a member of any political party. I will continue to be a statesman.”